Non-Cardiac Chest Pain
Anytime an individual experiences chest pain, it should be considered a warning sign. However, not all chest pains are related directly to heart attacks or heart disease. Non-cardiac chest pain, referred to as NCCP, describes chest pain not related to heart disease. Pain is experienced directly behind the breast bone and is best described as feeling like pressure on the chest.
Patients who may be experiencing NCCP complain of heartburn or fluid regurgitation systems. Since the pain is closely related to heart pain, both patients and general physicians are sometimes quick to contribute the pain to the heart. Emergency rooms care for patients who checked themselves in for potential heart attack symptoms, but if cardiac tests show no evidence of heart disease, the patient is often diagnosed with NCCP. In these cases, TransSouth Health Care can provide evaluation and potential solutions to the origin of your chest pain.